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CNN
Sep 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
statements coming out of the libyan interior ministry right now blaming the united states, in fact, for something like this. i think thers going to be a lot of, you know, the u.s. is really going to hunker down and think about how they want to proceed now. not just in libya but in the whole region. >> elise, this is brooke. let me just, as john points out, you know, diplomats really are certainly mourning this morning and we're covering the ory, really there's no way any other network can. if we can just back up and if you can help us fill in the blanks as far as what exactly happened. here we are day two now of protests. we've been covering the protests in cairo and in benghazi. we remember covering the revolution, it was really the rebel stronghold last year. explain what exactly happened as far as this ambassador is concerned and the three other workers who were apparently with him in his car? >> details are very sketchy right now. what we understand is we knew yesterday, towards the end of the day, that as we were watching those pictures at the embassy in cairo, there were gunm
CNN
Sep 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
israel that almost all the world condemn. certainly we in the united states condemn. and the iranians are in a tough spot. because they're very much isolated. the sanctions that president obama and the european ves put on them are unprecedented. they're really making an impact in iran. iran has very few friends around the world. very few countries that will stand up for it. and, of course, they're proceeding on their nuclear program which has been condemned by the united nations security council. so i think it's going to be a tough week for ahmadinejad. i don't think he's going to find much support at all in new york. >> we know israel has been putting pressure on president obama to have this line where he clearly states what cannot be crossed without strtriggering a severe and quick consequence. he said i'm going to meet with you and ban ki-moon, steven harper who have recently made a moral and brave decision against iran and with u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton i'll reiterate the most dangerous country in the worldust not be allowed to arm itself with the most dangerous weap
CNN
Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
united states, israel, and the west in general, and the main protest was, again, as you said, the recent claim that was made that it appeared to be anti anti-islamic. and they issued statements in support of their federal students in egypt and libya. >> all right, shirzad live on the ground in tehran where the protests seem to be over. there were other protests around the region overnight, much larger protests in the capital of sanaa. mohammed jamjoom joins us on the phone right now. he is in beirut, but he has been watching the developments in yemen very closely. what is going on right there, as far as you can tell? >> reporter: well, john, eyewitnesss on the ground there in sanaa tell us that most of the crowd has dispersed. it was initially between 2,000 to 3,000 angry demonstrators, angry over this film that had emerged through the u.s. embassy in sanaa earlier today, but now it's only in the dozens. what we were told by eyewitnesss witnessing all of this is that this was an angry crowd and that at least five or six members of this crowd had been able to breach the compound's
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
united states president, once again, there will behose tough remarks about iran, saying time is not limited. the u.s. president is going to be saying that there is just a time limit to diplomacy. the u.s. and many other nations extremely worried about iran's nuclear capability. iran's leader, mahmoud ahmadinejad, yesterday told the united nations in a speech about the rule of law that the security council members should be changed. they are allowing, in effect, israel to possess a nuclear weapon, while all the attention is focused on tehran. earlier in a meeting with reporters, he, in effect, again, questioned israel's legitimacy. this issue, of course, has been seen on the u.n. stage here for years. sometimes it's a side show. there are many other points president obama is going to mention, including saying how these attacks based on a video were totally uncalled for in the middle east region and that free speech must be a cornerstone of american democracy. soledad? >> all right, lots to look forward to today. thanks for the update richard roth at the u.n. we're going to be talking
CNN
Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
united states. the swiss embassy handles u.s. interests in iran, and is being heavily guarded right now by police. >> as for the president, president obama vowing all necessary steps. security being beefed up to protect u.s. citizens all around the world. >> and, and a major development in libya. the first arrests in connection with the attack that killed two well-respected american diplomats and two former navy s.e.a.l.s. >> want to begin our worldwide coverage this morning out of cairo with ian lee. ian talk to me a little bit about this world via twitter from the muslim brotherhood that they are announcing the protests will only be held in tahrir square. why is that? >> well, brook, what the muslim brotherhood is saying, is that by canceling the protests around egypt, they hope to curb any violence that happens from those protests. but they said they're holding a symbolic protest in tahrir square. they also added that because it's symbolic, means there's not going to be a lot of people, a low turnout. you know, they can't have one protest in one place. that's going to draw people. bu
CNN
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
calling for calm. >> since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content, and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> elsewhere, in iran, a senior cleric reportedly upped the bounty for the killing of author salman rushdie, whose book "the satanic verses" sparked global protests more than two decades ago, after the late imam khomeini declared it an insult to islam. >> yes, it was a stupid film, you know. and the correct response to a stupid film on youtube is to say, it's a stupid film on youtube and you get on with the rest of your life. so, to take that, and to deliberately use it to inflame your troops, you know, is a political act. that's not about religion. that's about power. >> we just returned back to the office from the streets of islama
CNN
Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
, when the president of the united states offered a $4 trillion cut to spending, republicans pushed it away. now the president did sign into law a $2 trillion cut, that's reality. doesn't get credit for it but the president did offer a grand bargain and republicans refused to accept it. >> so then we head into the conversations about jobs, sort of this number that you talk about but i think there's a measurement that is how people feel. you can talk about bottoming out and 4.5 million jobs and the number was much bigger, et cetera, if people don't feel job secure, that's a huge problem. >> you're absolutely right. if you didn't get one of those 4.5 million jobs, you can't be happy. the economy is growing and we've added jobs. that's a reality and there are some amazing things going on in the united states. things that we should be very proud of. one of which is the creation of 4.5 million jobs but many other things, support for education going up. now the republicans want to roll that back. they want to attack pel grants. we have to tell both sides of the story and that's what a con
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
an election for president of the united states -- >> right, no, and i would agree with you on that and that's not what i'm saying so i'll stop you there if i can. i agree with you on that. i'm not saying how you look, i guess you would say how you can command and navigate a debate is, might be equally as important to the specifics of what you're saying. which is not quite how you look. >> well, but it has to do with, look, when president obama was elected, he got elected on a blank slate, or see in me what you want to see in me. then what happened was, what he saw was tax increases and growth of government, joblessness remaining high for 43 months, are big concerns. that is what people want to think about. and quite frankly, i think that if all the media will talk about in these presidential debates is how someone looked and did they have their shoulders high, et cetera, that's a glamour contest. when i talk to families they want to know what does this mean for our kids? what does this mean for us and jobs? and that's going to be the big takeaway. the substance later on, not just h
CNN
Sep 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
running to be vice president of the united states. no surprise, a ryan spokesperson, came back with this. paul ryan believes providing aid to victims of natural disasters is a critical obligation and should be treated as a high priority within a fiscally responsible budget. it's sad that the white house would stoop to using this heartbreaking event as an opportunity to distort his record and play politics. a romney-ryan administration will always ensure there is disaster funding for those in need. period. what is the source of the funding for these things that protected new orleans and other cities as well? >> well, first of all, we should never leave anybody behind in a storm. our any catastrophic event, no matter where it is in the country. so it's really important that emergency funding is there all of the time. and that you don't have to go back to congress to get appropriations during the middle of storms or catastrophic events. that's a bad idea. but the bigger point here is whether or not congress is going to spend the money necessary to build the infrastructure that protects
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
group in federal court. they claim the group, public advocate of the united states, stole a photograph of them kissing from their blog and then used it in a mailer to illustrate what it calls the evils of same-sex unions. >>> all right. take a look at this incredible sight. mother nature at her most mysterious. an extremely rare albino whale swimming off the coast of australia. scientists say it's the only documented albino humpback. they've named him migaloo. he's spotted about once a year during -- look at that! during migration system. >> you hear that joke about ten times. but you heard it here first on "starting point." >>> it's a new chapter for j.k. rowling, her new adult novel "the casual vacancy" is already a best seller before even going on sale today. the book is raw, and as she says in an abc news interview, deeply personal. >> you've gone, it seems to me, from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> yeah, i think that's fair -- a very fair statement. i have gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that to a book that's i
CNN
Sep 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
, where other countries in the world are still going down, united states is climbing. frankly we have climbed faster if we'd been able to implement the full set of policies this president had wanted to and not been blocked by that congress with 12% approval that you were talking about a little earlier. >> the problem with this though is that as people go to the polls in 57 days they have to make a choice as to which president is going to do more for the economy. and if president barack obama is re-elected, and you still have the intransigence in washington that we have seen for the last 3 1/2 years, nothing more is going to get done. so doesn't that auger for mitt romney being elected? because he'll have a friendlier congress? >> hardly. president obama wants to take us in the right direction. he wants to stop teachers from being laid off. he wants to take advantage of a moment with 2% interest rates, less than 2% interest rates, with construction unemployment in excess of 15% to fix the nation's schools, to build the nation's infrastructure. he wants to support the federal reserve in
CNN
Sep 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
years at many different park service units ross the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >>> welcome back to "starting point" i'm christine romans. world markets are falling after a weak manufacturing report from china showing china's factories slowed for an 11th month in a row. >>> mutual fund managers say the stock market rally is over. 58% of fund managers surveyed by bank of america, merrill lynch in september, say stocks are the most overvalued investments in the world. that's up from 51% in a survey in august. >>> 6 million americans will pay penalties under obama's health care law for not having health insurance. that's 2 million more than previous estimates. that's according to a new report from the congressional budget office and the joint committee on taxation. of course, those fines and penalties, soledad, begin in the year 2014, and start at $285 per family. >>> new
CNN
Sep 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
plane down. >> successfully prevented an attack on the united states capitol. i am particularly thankful to them because on that fateful day i was at the u.s. capitol. their example continues to inspire and to strengthen our nation. >> in the next half hour, "starting point" will be joined by former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. that live and current new york mayor michael bloomberg all live on "starting point." >> also this morning this dispute that had stalled for quite some time the construction of the 9/11 museum at ground zero appears to be settled this morning. just last night new york governor andrew cuomo, new york city mayor michael bloomberg, and new jersey governor chris christie struck this deal so construction of the $700 million museum which was supposed to open in 2009, is expected to resume very soon. no date has been set yet for that opening. >>> al qaeda in the arabian peninsula suffers a major blow. yemen's military has killed the second in command there. abu said al shihri. he was responsible for improvement and fund-raising. local officials say he was k
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> cnn foreign affairs reporter elise labott is with us. what can we expect from ahmadinejad today? will he tone it down or go out as fiery as he always does? >> i think he's going to double down, up the ante, and hear more of the same. previous years he's talked about american officials being responsible for 9/11, talking about that the holocaust never exists. i think he's very sidelined at home. not very strong right now. i think he'd like to use the world stage as a bullying pulpit, if you will, and then when he talks about this new world order, it has a lot of resonance in some of the countries that do feel like the united states and the western countries, the permanent members of the security council, call all the shots. so while he says a lot of things that are, rhetoric that's very fiery, at the same time, he does have an audience, he's not just speaking for himself. >> people have been asking to tone it down, ban ki-moon -- >> ban ki-moon, u.n. secretary-general said, listen,
CNN
Sep 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
bigger strategy of leveraging this moment? >> when europe the president of the united states, you've been there for four years, they can't get through one sentence without mentioning george w. bush, that's not what president obama got elected to do. most people are disenfranchised. they look at the hope, the change, the bringing the kcounty together. we're not the red states, the blue states, we're the united states. where did that go? all of that has gone out the door. >> it went out the door with some republicans in congress. >> no, but that's not the way that it operated and i think the country recognizes it's off track. i think they do want to turn around. that's the whole premise of the romney/ryan presidency, the candidacy. and that's where i think mitt romney will be the next president of the united states. we do need a turnaround, somebody who knows about jobs and the economy, somebody who knows about business. that's why mitt romney will be the next president. >> the democrats are happy to have this comparison between do you want to go back to the clinton years or the bush y
CNN
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
crossed, both of those countries pose serious national security challenges to the united states. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> still ahead this morning on "starting point," kate middleton isn't taking the topless photo scandal sitting down. she's on tour. we'll tell you how the royal family is trying to stop those photos from spreading. >>> and no deal in sight between the nhl and players. are we headed for another season-ending lockout? "starting point" is back right after this. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] so how much do we owe you? that'll be $973.42. ya know, your rates and fees aren't exactly competitive. who do yo
CNN
Sep 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
next president of the united states and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. >> new jersey mayor cory booker is with us. some people said that was one of the best speeches he ever gave, certainly a long speech. i think he is known for that so. it was a terrific speech. he really laid out sort of the accomplishments of the administration, i thought. >> with the exception of the two candidates themselves, in my opinion, because it cut through a lot of negativity you are hearing in the media about the campaign and the sound bites and it was almost like a lecture married a good baptist sermon. >> sort of like i thought like a white board, okay, let's go back to welfare reform. >> i was in the delegation and people were really taking note of how he was explaining some of these complicated topics that are so easy to demagoge and demonize and making them plain and simple and easily understood and gave it in a way that everybody could digest and come away with a deeper understanding of the truth. >> the $64,000 question is going to be does that slive
CNN
Sep 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
anti-islam movie produced here in the united states. let's get live to jim bittermann live in paris for us this morning. the last of the charlie ebdou magazine, the last time they did something like this, they were the victims of a fire-bombing. so what's behind it this time? >> well that was back in november of last year, this time around it's about the same sort of thing. this magazine is meant to be provocative and always publishes very nasty, daring cartoons. people who buy it look for that, and that's who their audience is. basically in this same edition was the cartoons that have lessed all the objections amongst the muslim community here. there's also cartoons that make fun of rape victims, that make fun of the catholic church, there's just a panoply of rather daring cartoons and that's what the magazine makes its money from. in one of the cartoonists of the magazine said he was almost surprised at the way there's been such outcry over this morning's edition. >> so then jim let me ask you a question, because obviously we're not going to air, we're not going to show the cartoo
CNN
Sep 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
poll may say, the president of the united states is making this address thursday night we feel very confident that the stadium will be full. and so it's really more about the weather than it is about whether you're going to fill a stadium or not. he is the president, making one of the most important speeches given where we are right now at this time. no doubt that the stadium will be full. certainly you don't want people rained on. >> can i ask about the enthusiasm number. you're my numbers guy. so you're prepared for the whole morning. i'll throw it your way. >> what does that really mean? if you look at the enthusiasm numbers the number foreenthusiasm for mitt romney i think is 51% when they asked republicans and when i do anecdotal questioning, everybody seems to be like -- on this election overall. is it a measure of incumbent that people are less enthusiastic or overall? >> i think it's right that it is a measure of overall. this is not a history-making election in the way that 2008 was history-making election. you knew that there was going to be a new guy regardless. there was
CNN
Sep 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indif visible, with liberty and justice for all. >> judy chu of california is a friend of gabby gifford and also at the speech last night. nice to have you this morning. let's talk first -- ihought that was such a high point, so emotional. you couldn't watch that and not be moved by the progress she's made and her determination to get up there and recite the pledge of allegiance. tell me how she's doing and how that came to be. >> people gasped when she came out. it was incredible to see her and see her struggle but per severe in getting out on the stage was so inspirational. she is doing so well. >> she wanted to do the pledge of allegiance i'd heard because doing something that required more ad-libbing might be more of a challenge for her. >> exactly. she went ahead and did it and put that hand up even though it was difficult and able to complete it. >> let's talk about the speech overall. do you think that speech resonated with your constituents in th
CNN
Sep 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
extremely proud to have him as president of the united states. one of their own, if you like. and they vote overwhelmingly, 90-some percent. and so the idea is, hey, maybe i could get a higher percentage of hispanics if i could claim that. and it's a joke. that's it. we all should be laughing and not be too concerned about this. >> you know, there was a while back in the beginning of the campaign in the primary process when i did an interview with mitt romney and we went back and forth in the interview, he had just won the florida primary. it was about hey, you won, congratulations. let's talk a little bit about the strategy ahead. and then he says this. i'm going to run the chunk of the interview that i did with him, because it now seems to be coming back around. let's play that. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor, we have a safety net there. if it needs repair i'll fix it. i'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing just fine. i'm concerned about the very heart of america, 09 prs, 95% of americans right now who are struggling, and i'll continue to take that message acr
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